JR Narita Line Train + JR Sobu Rapid Line Train

Tokyo Travel Guides / November 28, 2016
JR Narita Line Train + JR Sobu Rapid Line Train Image credit: junnemui

This option is an affordable way to get from Narita Airport to Tokyo station. The 90-minute trip costs only 1,320 yen ($11.66) which is two times cheaper than using JR Narita Express (NEX) or the combination of Keisei Train and JR Train.

Another advantage of this option (besides the cost) is that you won’t have to wait 20 to 30 minutes for the next train to leave the airport, as JR trains depart every 5 to 10 minutes.

Take note that the trains may get crowded during peak hours and you may not have a seat or space for big luggage.

Directions to get from Narita Airport to central Tokyo:

  1. Get to Airport’s train station and board a JR Narita Line train bound for Chiba
  2. Get off at Chiba Station and transfer to the Sōbu Rapid Line
  3. Get off at Tokyo Station

Travel time: 90 minutes

Cost: 1,320 yen ($11.66)

Service hours: Around 06:00 – 00:00 daily

Service schedule: Every 3-4 minutes during morning rush hours, every 6 minutes during evening rush hours and every 10 minutes during off-rush hours

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